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Last Day of Summer

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Yesterday was the first day of Fall, which made Thursday the last day of summer.  Usually that’s a chance to do one more outdoorsy, sunshiny traipse through fields type of outing.

Not so much.  Instead, we woke up to snow.  Snow on the mountains.  What started out as a dusting of powdered sugar in the morning turned into some very wintery conditions as the day progressed.  Rain.  Wind.  More Rain. Did I mention rain?  Rain at elevation turned to snow.

I’m hoping this is another good year of snow pack.  We still need the water.

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Slushy

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I think we may have had our last snowfall.  Of course, now that I’ve said that, we will probably get inches more.  Since the Hellboys don’t go outside, Prince Charming thought they would like to explore snow, so he scooped up a bunch and brought it indoors.

They were absolutely NOT interested.  Not even when I took a bit and let them sniff around.  Nope.  Cold.  Wet.  No thanks!  That response even from the one who likes water, and drinks out of any running faucet.

Spoiled!

Not Quite Yet

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IMG_3874time for Spring.

Though we had some highs in the 60s and almost reached 70 last week, consistent warm weather was not to be.

Which is actually fine by me, as we are still in a drought situation, even with more snow this year than we’ve had in the past 3.

Snow?  Yes indeed, I will take it.  Moisture of any sort is still very welcome.

I even remembered to fill the bird feeders before the storm.

Can’t have our feathered friends going without.

Flurries

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IMG_3876We had our usual wintery windy day yesterday, which means a storm, or at least a weather change is coming.  We could see the storm clouds rolling over the Sierras.  Wind advisories were in effect on the mountain passes.

Last night, we went to sleep with a clear view.

This morning opening the blinds revealed this!

The wind blew so strongly the snow was stuck to the windows.  First time I’ve ever seen that happen!  I wonder, is this what it looks like from the inside of an igloo?

That’s Max in the window sill.  Sorry Max, no birds to watch just yet.

More Snow

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IMG_3337All that talking about snow in the previous post, perhaps I spoke too quickly.  This is what greeted me this morning when I went out to fetch the paper.  Just gorgeous!

It continued to snow.  And snow.  And snow.  All day long.  We are still new enough to this phenomenon that it gets our attention.  It also helps that we don’t have to travel or shovel or otherwise try and get anywhere – there is milk in the fridge and cat food in the pantry.

IMG_3338I know, folks who live with this day in and day out in the winter are probably rolling their eyes, thinking I am nuts.  Perhaps at some point in the future I will do the same.  But for now, safely ensconced with a cuppa tea, I plan to spend the day watching the flakes fall and being thankful.